Astrology and Divination

The Air element is all about research and development in the organic growth of the TOTAMS astrological paradigm. We will continue deepening our understanding of the paradigm and the deeper philosophy of divination, and non-predictive approaches not based on cause and effect.

Training and certification in the TOTAMS Astrology Approach will be a primary focus through our course offerings and Certification tracks. Ongoing events, such as webinars and monthly calls, will continue the flow of ancient wisdom and updated teachings to our core membership and newcomers. The events, new website content (including videos and articles), and the newsletter will keep all interested parties up to date with the current astrological news.

There will also be an ongoing exploration of the relationship between TOTAMS and other astrological organizations. In addition, TOTAMS membership and sales of value-adding products for students, stargazers, and astrologers will offer a closer relationship to both the school and the night sky.



The Shamanic Astrology Paradigm™ is not predictive!

By Daniel Giamario “It’s Tough to Make Predictions, Especially about the Future” – Yogi Berra, baseball playing philosopher “Prediction is Very Difficult, Especially about the Future” – Niels Bohr, Danish Physicist The assumption is often made that astrology is a...

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Returning to Basics

The Underpinnings of the Practice of Shamanic Astrology ~ By Beau Taylor Lately I’ve been going ‘back to basics’, turning my attention to the writings of some of the early pioneers in humanistic astrology in order to more deeply inform my personal astrological...

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So, What Exactly Makes it ‘Shamanic’?

Revealing the Magic of the Astrologer-Client Relationship ~ By Beau Taylor February, 2019 If you want to get Shamanic Astrology paradigm founder Daniel Giamario revved up, ask him this question in a Q & A: “So, what exactly makes this form of astrology shamanic?”...

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A Shamanic Investigation of Venus and Mars

Below you will find 2 PDFs of a double article originally published in The Mountain Astrologer in 1997 reflecting key principles of the synodic cycles of Venus and Mars from the perspective of Shamanic Astrology. Shamanic Investigation of Venus - Original Article 1997...

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Reading List

Curated resources chosen by TOTAMS Founder Daniel Giamario to further illuminate your understanding of the Air Element.

Air Reading List

Astrology, Astronomy and Divination Books

  • Dane Rudhyar books: All his books are truly foundational to the Paradigm
  • American Ephemeris for the 20th Century 1900-2000 At Midnight Revised 5th Edition by Neil F. Michelsen
  • American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2001-2050 At Midnight Revised 2nd Edition by Neil F. Michelsen
  • The New American Ephemeris for the 21st Century 2000-2100 at Midnight Michelsen Memorial Edition
  • Jean Meeus: I totally recommend all his reference books.
  • Cosmos and Psyche by Richard Tarness
  • Anthroposophy and Astrology by Elizabeth Vreede
  • Esoteric Astrology and The Labors of Hercules by Alice Bailey
  • The Gods Of Change by Howard Sasportass
  • Myths of the Zodiac by Kathleen Burt
  • Liz Greene: Relating is a good one to start with. The Astrology of Fate is also useful.
  • Demetra George: Any of her books before her dive into Hellenistic astrology. Great mythological and matriarchal-oriented works.
  • Mark Jones: Any of his books
  • The Moment of Astrology by Geoffery Cornelius – One of the greatest astrology books ever written.
  • Essays on Astrology by Robert Hand – Includes his great research on the precession through the stars of the Fish (Pisces).

Astronomy and Archaeoastronomy Books

  • Walking in All of the Squares: A Biography of Alexander Thom by Archibald Thom
  • Dark Sparklers: Yidumduma’s Aboriginal Astronomy by Hugh Cairns and Bill Harney
  • The Dawn of Astronomy by J. Norman Lockyer
  • Megalithic Sites in Britain by Alexander Thom
  • Robin Heath: All his books are recommended; he is the true successor to Alexander Thom. His biography of Thom is excellent as well as his work on sacred geometry, the “silver fraction” and the Wales origin of Stonehenge, and so much more.
  • Living The Sky by Ray Williamson
  • Tony Aveni books: Especially Empires Of Time and Conversations With the Planets
  • Astronomy and the Imagination and Sky Phenomena by Norman DavidsonThese books were highly influential in influencing the TOTAMS paradigm from the perspective of Astrosophy.
  • Movement and Rhythms of the Stars by Joachim Schultz – This is also a fantastic view of astronomy from the perspective of Astrosophy.
  • Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha Von Dechend – This is essential reading, a monumentally brilliant work that inspired so many of us.
  • Myth of Replacement by Thomas Worthen – This is a brilliant, but little-known, follow-up to Hamlet’s Mill.
  • Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning by Richard Allen – An essential reference.
  • Star Trek to Hawa-ii by Clyde Hostetter – One of the most influential books of my life. It inspired the Venus synodic cycle research.
  • Thomas Lekson: all of his books, but particularly The Chaco Meridian.

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